Ukraine – Can social protection be sustained and support a humanitarian response?

14 March 2022
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The war in Ukraine is leading to widespread suffering and displacement. The UN Flash Appeal estimates that ‘18 million people are projected to become affected, including up to 6.7 million people projected to be newly internally displaced. Of the affected population, 12 million people are expected to need humanitarian assistance’.

The University of Wolverhampton’s Bozena Sojka and Rachel Slater, together with Paul Harvey from Humanitarian Outcomes, have outlined the challenges facing Ukraine’s social protection system in this short brief.

The brief is based on a rapid review of available literature and a small number of interviews. It considers how well the social protection system is holding up and adapting following the Russian invasion, and assesses how humanitarian action can both support and relate to the existing social protection system.

Download the brief